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Concert Program From 1916

The German Seamen’s House presented a concert performed by members of the Tsingtao Orchestra and Soloists at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church at the corner of 8th and Hudson Streets in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 30, 1916, at 8:00 PM.

Tsingtao (now transcribed "Qingdao") is a beautiful seaside city on the southern coast of the Shangdong Peninsula in the People’s Republic of China. From 1897 until 1914 (the beginning of the First World War), Tsingtao served as a German naval base and settlement. It is here that the famous "Tsingtao" beer was produced, and the city obviously had an orchestra of German musicians that toured the United States.